Taj Coromandel and its indigenous charms and treasures

Published on : Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Classic Route 1Taj Coromandel has been Chennai’s first and only luxury residence for close to four decades, a portal to the destination’s indigenous charms and treasures. The Hotel, in association with Apparao Galleries, presents a chance to get intimate with the culturally dynamic city by unveiling an ensemble of captivating experiences that lure guests to discover more of this vibrant city.

 

 

 

One of the oldest cities in the country, explore the nooks and crannies of Chennai that can only be accessed as an honoured guest of Taj Coromandel. Venture through the city’s secrets – uncovering hidden treasures, rich textiles, timeless jewellery, a vivacious art scene and fine South Indian cuisine.

 

 

 

The city has something to offer everyone and we are privileged to curate that experience just for you.

 

 

 

Modern Madras

Curated for those fascinated by contemporary art. Walk with leading contemporary artists and art collectors through home studios and discover exclusive collections of art. End the tour with a visit to one of Chennai’s oldest and most well-known galleries.

 

 

 

Warp and Weft

Enthrall your visual senses by visiting the Craft Education and Research Centre at Kalakshetra for a firsthand look at the process of traditional Indian textile weaving and printing techniques. Next, visit the atelier of an internationally known embroiderer. Conclude the tour by experiencing the touch and visual delight of tradition at textile and craft stores.

 

 

 

The Collectors’ Eye

This treasure tour takes you into the home of an antique collector with priceless artifacts and antiques. Also visit the homes of two notable collectors – each with their own unique style.

 

 

 

The Classic Route

Visit Dakshina Chitra for a retrospective view of South Indian culture and tradition. This is followed by a visit to Kalakshetra, the revered Bharatanatyam dance school. To conclude the day-long experience, feast your eyes on classic artifacts at a renowned collector’s home.

 

 

Old Madras

No visit to the ‘Dance Capital of the World’ is complete without a stroll around one of the oldest parts of the city – Mylapore. Dressed in traditional attire, set off early in the morning to witness south Indian culture and lifestyle followed by a visit to the famed Kapaleeshwar Temple and Santhome Cathedral.

 

 

Bronze Tour

Take a step back in time and walk through the Madras museum with one of Chennai’s best-known historian and archeologist. This specially curated tour will bring alive age-old antique bronze sculptures as the historian will talk about its origin, history and cultural trajectory.

 

 

Taj Coromandel also offers an exclusive Personal Shopper – an expert on south Indian jewellery, textiles, art and crafts – who will take you to some of the best, known and unknown, spots in the city. The Personal Shopper experience can also be replicated in the comfort of your hotel room.

 

Soak in these experiences over a meal at the iconic Southern Spice, where the chef will take you on a journey through the four Southern States, showcasing the very best of the culinary landscape of the region.

 

 

The custodian of culture and heritage in the city, Taj Coromandel’s plethora of bespoke experiences have been curated to allow guests to explore the city and sample rare glimpses of Chennai’s timeless elegance and thriving cultural legacy.

 

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